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Definition 1: make more cheerful through the use of color - [verb of change]

Samples where lighten or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The paint will brighten the room

Synonyms for lighten in the sense of this definition

(lighten is a kind of ...) cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

"The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city" "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"

Definition 2: become lighter - [verb of change]

Samples where lighten or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The room lightened up

Synonyms for lighten in the sense of this definition

(lighten is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(... is a kind of lighten ) cast rays of light upon

(... is a kind of lighten ) make lighter or brighter

"This lamp lightens the room a bit"

Definition 3: alleviate or remove (pressure or stress) or make less oppressive - [verb of change]

Samples where lighten or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • relieve the pressure and the stress
  • lighten the burden of caring for her elderly parents

Synonyms for lighten in the sense of this definition

(lighten is a kind of ...) make less severe or harsh

"mitigating circumstances"

Definition 4: become more cheerful - [verb of communication]

Samples where lighten or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • after a glass of wine, he lightened up a bit

Synonyms for lighten in the sense of this definition

(lighten is a kind of ...) become cheerful

Definition 5: reduce the weight on; make lighter - [verb of contact]

Samples where lighten or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she lightened the load on the tired donkey

(lighten is a kind of ...) take the burden off; remove the burden from

"unburden the donkey"

Definition 6: make more cheerful - [verb of emotion]

Samples where lighten or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the conversation lightened me up a bit

Synonyms for lighten in the sense of this definition

(lighten is a kind of ...) show approval or good wishes by shouting

"everybody cheered the birthday boy"

(lighten causes ...) become more cheerful

"after a glass of wine, he lightened up a bit"

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